H&S Statistics 2019

Published online the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2018/19):

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)
  • 147 workers killed at work
  • 581,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)


The release provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported by:

  • The Statistics webpages, with a range of information e.g. on different types of work-related ill-health and different industry sectors.
  • A comprehensive set of tables, designed to make the data accessible to users.
  • Our annual infographic-style summary booklet.